Five blog entries in 2011.
It can’t be that hard…can it?
I mean, there’s plenty to discuss over the past year…MattyCollector frustrations, the whole SaveDCUC effort, the slow death of JLU, the nostalgia of toylines like G.I.Joe and ThunderCats, the appeal of toylines like threeA and Hot Toys, the depressing debacle of the DCnU, the unavoidable mentioning of Tim Tebow, films, books, art…you would think that I could squeeze out at least a few simple blogs here and there over the course of twelve months, right?
I meant to. I intended to. Really, I did. I planned to set just a few minutes aside each week and just do it. It seemed easy. But it’s funny how life flies right on by, while you juggle the perpetual to-do list and plan to get everything done tomorrow, or the next day, or the next. But those things on the list, those tasks like blogging and finishing that piece of art or practicing guitar…those things slip through the cracks. The intentions are good, of course, but it seems like there’s just not enough hours in the day to accomplish all of the goals. But I keep trying, trying to pinball between adult responsibilities and trivial diversions in the hopes that I can do it all.
But I’m not unique in this situation. I know this is the same battle that many of you face. Family, kids, work, businesses, priorities – the stink of responsibility. We all have to deal with it. And some might say that all of this stress makes the quiet moments with family or hobbies even sweeter. Perhaps. A few weeks ago, I was laid up for a few days and could do nothing but sit and watch TV and play games. Tough situation, right? For someone like me, who is used to going and going and going, it was great…for the first day and a half. But the second day, I was ready to get back to work and get on all my projects and take on the world, and I ended up really frustrated and stressed out, instead of just enjoying the time off and appreciating the moment.
So what’s the point of all of this incoherent rambling? I dunno. Maybe I just suckered you into reading a long therapeutic blog of nothingness. Or maybe this is some sort of New Year resolution, and my 2012 lesson for you.
Don’t live in the past. Don’t worry about the future. Enjoy the here and now.
I know, yeah, I know…it sounds so fortune-cookiesque. And much easier said-than-done. But if nothing else, take a few minutes to just think about it. And maybe forgive me a little of you don’t see blog entries from me on a regular basis.
But I promise – the Bigfoot story will be finished this year…
Here’s a little bonus treat for cutting me some slack.